Botanical garden and B&B in a beautiful nature reserve near Bologna, Italy

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for helper that speak and understand italian from the very firsts days of september.


    Giorgio and Donatella started this botanical garden here 30 years ago, hosting many different kinds of common and rare plants.
    This place is located in the Natural Reserve. The famous trekking route " Via degli Dei" passes through the landscape from Bologna to Florence, attracting many visitors to our B&B.

    In addition to the plant collection, we have several wildife ponds, an old Chestnut forest and a orchard where we grow our vegetable. our donkey and 2 sheep provide the fertiliser!
    We have some cats, the sweet dog Maggie and a few chickens.
    Labor is needed mostly for the garden and the B&B.

    Andrea the son, is 26, speak english and try to manage the volunteers and the place, there's a lot to do so come and help us out!! :)
    For the work in the B&B we offer pocket money.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can share our knowledge and experience in botanical gardening and more. You will learn though the task that you are involved in. You will have the opportunity to practice the Italian language with us.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    We are searching a help to work in the garden and help in the B&B. This could include: moving soil, planting, garden maintenance, making path for forest walking but also making birdhouses, clearing the wood, producing yummy jams and products, collecting aromatic herbs to make our aromatic salt making a map of the botanical garden to put in the web and so on. House care is needed too, for example cleaning, turn over of the beds, ironing will be great
    Experiences in taking care of a hospitality place and working outdoor is a plus!
    Work is various and we are not going to make it hard for you.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italiano, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room in the house of the family near B&B.
    All the best italian food provided!!
    THIS IS A: ALL YOU CAN EAT !!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many trials to walk around and a lot of nature around here, we have a swimming pool, land art projects going on.
    We are just 10km from Sasso Marconi ( train station more near ) and 25km from the center Bologna.
    We provide to tranport you to the train station by car when you need, because thare are no bus that bring you to the train station.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week



















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